This,” said he, “is a book that was once the delight of the great pangloss, the best philosopher in Germany.
pangloss was professor of metaphysico-theologico-cosmolo-nigology.
It was audacious in me, but I took another liberty with pangloss.
pangloss explained to him how everything was so constituted that it could not be better.
But all for the best, as my fellow philosopher, pangloss, says.
"This concussion of the earth is no new thing," answered pangloss.
Jefferson has had the character of pangloss in his repertory for almost forty years.
pangloss most cruelly deceived me when he said that everything in the world is for the best.
That it secured its beneficent results untempered by any mixture of evil, can only be maintained by men as mad as Doctor pangloss.
During their voyage they reasoned a good deal on the philosophy of poor pangloss.